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Buying online: "It sounds like a great deal!"

Remember the old line - "If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is!" Twice this month we've done pre-purchase inspections on 'deals' for out of state buyers. Upon arrival at the '07 Mercedes, we took one look, called the customer and said "you really don't want an appraisal! Walk away!" The second, a '14 Jaguar XKR was actually pretty good, but had been in an accident and thus suffered Diminished Value somewhere in the $3,000-7,000 range.  Nice car, yes!  Deal, no! 

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Pre-purchase inspection: 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback Pre-purchase inspection: 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback

Did a pre-purchase inspection of a 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback at Motor Car Gallery in Fort Lauderdale today for a client in Southern California. A really nice clean sympathetic restoration, its only fault being new-looking barely used tires with 2009/10 date codes, which should be replaced for safety reasons. Despite a very positive review, the client decided to keep looking! If you are in the market for a '67 Fastback, call Motor Car Gallery, as this one will slip away soon!

Google 'diminished value car' Google 'diminished value car'

Google 'diminished value car' and there's lots to learn! Here's one explanation: 'After an accident, your car’s market value will decrease even if it goes through all of the necessary procedures to restore it back to its prior condition. Diminished value is the difference in your car’s market value before and after an accident. Even if you try to resell your vehicle, the history will show that it has been involved in an accident, which will bring its value down. A diminished value claim can help recover the costs to bring your vehicle back to the market price before an accident.' Need a Diminished Value Auto Appraisal? We can help!

Ford Mustang in an accident? Now what? Ford Mustang in an accident? Now what?

Your late model Mustang was rear-ended and has an almost $14k repair bill! Now what? With a Diminished Value auto appraisal, the owner of this Mustang was able to make a claim of over $6k for the loss of value to his vehicle. Don't let the insurance company delay, deny of underpay your claim! Repaired or totaled, get an appraisal!

Pre-purchase inspection (PPI) on antique/classic car in Florida Pre-purchase inspection (PPI) on antique/classic car in Florida

Are you looking to purchase an antique or classic car in South Florida? To be sure that it truly reflects the condition as advertised by the seller and determine its current accurate Fair Market Value, get a Pre-Purchase inspection (PPI) and Fair Market Value appraisal. What do you think this '56 Continental Mark II is worth? Call/text: 786-853-0711

Porsche Pre Purchase Inspection Miami Porsche Pre Purchase Inspection Miami

Thinking of buying a previously owned Porsche in South Florida? Miami, Fort Lauderdale or Palm Beach? Protect your investment! Get it inspected, and its accurate current Fair Market Value determined in our 25+ page/40+ photograph report. Call/text 786-853-0711 for details

Pre-purchase inspection: Just need someone to kick the tires? Pre-purchase inspection: Just need someone to kick the tires?

Buying a vehicle long distance and you don't need a full pre-purchase inspection with a 25 page report and 40 photos? If all you need is just someone to kick the tires and confirm that the vehicle is basically as the seller represented it, we can help! We've been kicking tires for over 50 years, and we're good at it! Call/text 786-853-0711 to get your tires kicked!

How much is Diminished Value on a Rolls Royce Cullinan? How much is Diminished Value on a Rolls Royce Cullinan?

Or, to paraphrase: "How long is a piece of string?" As attorneys are know to say, "it depends." Diminished Value is determined by the number of labor hours, structural and non-structural assemblies repaired of replaced and several other factors. Because the replacement parts on high end luxury vehicles are expensive, the Diminished Value may be significantly higher. Have you have been in an accident through no fault of your own? You may be entitled to make a Diminished Value claim. We can help!

Buying online: Buying online: "It sounds like a great deal!"

Remember the old line - "If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is!" Twice this month we've done pre-purchase inspections on 'deals' for out of state buyers. Upon arrival at the '07 Mercedes, we took one look, called the customer and said "you really don't want an appraisal! Walk away!" The second, a '14 Jaguar XKR was actually pretty good, but had been in an accident and thus suffered Diminished Value somewhere in the $3,000-7,000 range. Nice car, yes! Deal, no! Protect your investment! Get it appraised!

What's the Diminished Value on a $42k Jaguar F-Type with $11k damage? What's the Diminished Value on a $42k Jaguar F-Type with $11k damage?

Through no fault of the owner, this 2015 Jaguar F-Type was involved in a serious collision requiring over $11,000 in repairs. As a result, it has now suffered 'Diminished Value.' An appraisal determined that the amount of Diminished Value is $4,750, which the owner may now claim against the insurance of the at-fault driver. Whether your accident vehicle has been 'totaled' or repaired, an auto appraisal will help you settle for more $$$$

Diminished Value Claim in Florida Diminished Value Claim in Florida

How to Prove Your Diminished Value Claim: Florida is a diminished value state, which means you may be entitled to the diminished value of your vehicle after an auto accident. Under Florida law, a vehicle owner can pursue a claim for diminution from the negligent party who caused the accident, typically by filing directly with their insurance company. Diminished Value (“DV”) is the loss in market value that occurs when a vehicle is wrecked and repaired. To file a diminished value car insurance claim, you must provide clear proof of the diminution and its dollar value. The best way to do this is with a Diminished Value Auto Appraisal. We’ll walk you through every step. Call/text 786-853-0711.

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Buying online: "It sounds like a great deal!"